Theatre and Performing Arts — Auditions
Northbrook Theatre Children's Company (NTCC)
NTCC creates quality theatre productions with students in grades 6–10. They perform age-appropriate musicals, suitable for family viewing. In December, the Children’s Company will present Footloose.
Auditions: Tuesday–Thursday, September 8–10 from 5–7pm
Auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be seen in groups of 10 in the order in which they arrive; there is no cost to audition. Students should bring 16 bars of a musical theatre song, prepared and in the proper key; sheet music for the song that is hole-punched and in a binder for the accompanist; and any rehearsal and performance date conflicts.
|Wednesday||Wednesdays||4–6pm||Sundays||1–3:30pm||Sunday, December 6||12:30 & 4pm|
|Thursday||Thursdays||4–6pm||Sundays||4–6:30pm||Saturday, December 12||12:30 & 4pm|
|Friday||Fridays||4–6pm||Sundays||4–6:30pm||Sunday, December 13||12:30 & 4pm|
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NEW! Northbrook Theatre Jr. Company (NTJC)
Thank you for auditioning for The Wizard of Oz! Many talented performers joined us, and we are excited for the first production of the Northbrook Theatre Jr. Company with our young actors. Please read the following information before viewing the cast list:
Mandatory Parent Meeting
All children who have been cast will attend a meeting with their parents on Sunday, August 30 from 1-1:30pm at the Leisure Center. Parents will register their children for the program at this time, and cast members will read through the script and music from 1:30-3:30pm.
Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, September 9 and continue through performance dates; attendance is mandatory.
|Cast||Weekday Rehearsals||Sunday Rehearsals||Performances|
|Wednesday||Wednesdays||4–5:30pm||Sundays||1–3pm||Saturday, November 14||4 & 7pm|
|Thursday||Thursdays||4–5:30pm||Sundays||1–3pm||Sunday, November 15||12:30 & 4pm|
During Tech Week (the week before each show), the schedule will be adjusted, and children will rehearse more. You will receive a full calendar at the Parent Meeting with dates of the tech rehearsal.
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Casting is based on ability, availability and attitude. The participation fee is $235 for Northbrook Park District residents and $295 for non-residents. The fee includes professional instruction, a cast photo, DVD and cast party lunch on the performance date. After the auditions, we carefully chose the roles that best showcase the talent of those cast in the production. It takes many roles to create an exciting and entertaining theatrical production, and we look forward to working with all of the children cast in The Wizard of Oz.
The production team will be available to discuss individual auditions after the Parent Meeting. We have set aside time to meet individually with parents who wish to receive feedback. If you would like to set up an appointment, contact the Performing Arts Supervisor, Drew Kambach, at 847·897·6155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to everyone in the cast!
|Wednesday Cast||Thursday Cast|
|Dorothy||Claire Osborn||Brecken Carsello|
|Aunt Em/Ensemble||Lyla Nortman||Hannah Dalinka|
|Uncle Henry/Coroner/Ensemble||Griffin Kelly||Jonah Gonzalez|
|Hickory/Tin Man||Alivia Fisher||Lily Bassin|
|Hunk/Lion||Alison Schwenk||Josh Zingerman|
|Zeke/Scarecrow||Tali Hans||Eliana Pritikin|
|Miss Gulch/Witch/Ensemble||Evelyn Klinghofer||Ellie Rassin|
|Professor Marvel/Wizard||Jamie Factor||Paul Wallace|
|Glinda/Ensemble||Maya Karlov||Sofia Slamon|
|Munchkin #1/Appletree #1/Ensemble||Jada Glazebrook||Darcy Brudnell|
|Munchkin #2/Appletree #2/Ensemble||Ilana Geister||Mackenzie Schmidt|
|Munchin #3/Appletree #3/Ensemble||Torie Coyle||Lyla Hinchey|
|Mayor/Guard/Ensemble||Orly Zuckerman||Annalise Pappas|
|Barrister/Nikko/Ensemble||Talia Zuckerman||Emerson Kurcz|
|City Father #1/Guard Leader #1/Ensemble||Ali Carlin||Katelyn Brudnell|
|City Father #2 /Guard Leader #2/Ensemble||Grace Bush||Allie Stamper|
|Tots/Winkie Guard/Ensemble||Genay Belotserkovskiy||Brooke Cohen|
|Tots/Winkie Guard/Ensemble||Maxine Manchik||Kathryn Leverenz|
|Lollipop Kid/Winkie Guard/Ensemble||Keely Friedman||Gabriella D'Agaro|
|Lollipop Kid/Winkie Guard/Ensemble||Kirstin Kelly||Ana Quilico|